SPECIAL PROJECTS FOR INITIATING RECREATION PROGRAMS FOR
(CFDA No. 84.128)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended, Title
I, Part C, Section 316, (29 U.S.C, 701). (Expires September 30, 1986).
Funding Since 1981:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1981 Indefinite $2,000,000
1982 $2,000,000 1,884,000
1983 2,000,000 2,000,000
1984 2,000,000 2,000,000
Purpose; To establish or initiate programs of recreational activities for
handicapped individuals, with special emphasis on expanding services for
handicapped clients of State vocational rehabilitation agencies. The
recreational activities carried out within these projects are diverse in
scope and are intended to contribute to the handicapped person's rehabili-
tation, mobility and socialization.
II. RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417 (a)
A. Goals and Objectives:
o To fund recreation projects that will promote and expand the mobility
and socialization of handicapped Individuals.
o To promote the development or Improvement of physical fitness and
leisure time programs for the mentally and physically handicapped.
B. Progress and Accomplishments:
o Projects address mobility and socialization through indoor and outdoor
leisure activities such as sports and arts and crafts.
o Therapeutic and physical-development activities included fitness
clinics, swimming and camping.
C. Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness:
In FY 1984 an estimated 16,000 handicapped individuals were served by the
28 projects funded. No Information about project effectiveness 1s avail-
able.PONSE TO GEPA 417(b)